Well, maybe not… but it kind of appears that way based on a telemarketing call a CableFAX editor received from someone appearing to represent a DISH Network retailer. When the editor pointed out that she’s on the FTC‘s Do-Not- Call Registry and asked for the name of the caller’s company, the response was, "Shut up, bitch." We’re not suggesting that Ergen prepared that script just for CableFAX. But we are wondering if DISH’s telemarketers are interrupting McNews’ editors during "Oprah," as well… All kidding aside, EchoStar was extremely apologetic, with its sr corporate counsel telling us the company has received more of these types of complaints in the past few months. EchoStar is working to identify these callers, she said, pointing to the recent termination of 2 independent retailers in CA for do-not-call violations. She also noted that sometimes the calls aren’t even from DISH retailers, with the company discovering that some other companies have used the DISH name to peddle other services.

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